- Museum number
Whalebone club: proximal end with variant carving of pakura and two perforations, rudimentary manaia (?) on each edge at mid blade.
- Production date
- 1860 (circa)
Height: 129 centimetres
Width: 6.50 centimetres
Depth: 7.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Starzecka, Neich & Pendergrast 2010
Comments: Northland, 1860 (DRS).
References: Te Awekotuku 1996: 37.
These clubs are close-quarters staff weapons made from either wood or whalebone and used for short, sharp strikes or stabbing thrusts.
See D.C. Starzecka, R. Neich, M. Pendergrast, The Maori Collections of the British Museum, London, The British Museum Press, 2010, pp. 80-81
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1998 27 Jun-1 Nov, London, BM, Maori
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number